The Index scores a company’s overall performance on responsible fibre sourcing, clean manufacturing, transparency in reporting and environmental management systems (EMS). It aims to show a trend over the years for the various indicators evaluated without comparing individual company performance. 2020 is the deadline set by more than 500 global companies for fulfilling their pledge to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains. As such, EPCI 2019 will allow companies to transparently report on their footprint as part of their commitments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Bonn Challenge and New York Declaration on Forests, among others.
This year 28 companies accepted the invitation to take part in the Index, while 56 did not respond or declined to participate. Also, this year WWF carried out a special assessment of 3 companies which did not choose to voluntarily participate, using publicly available data.
Mondi has participated in the Environmental Paper Company Index since it was launched in 2013. We believe it provides a valuable benchmark of our performance and drives transparency in the packaging and paper sector, which is crucial to build trust with customers and other key stakeholders.
John Lindahl, Mondi Group Technical & Sustainability Director
As the renewable materials company, Stora Enso is committed to sustainability throughout its operations. Having the WWF evaluate our environmental work through the Environmental Paper Company Index gives us an opportunity to improve our targets and performance.
Noel Morrin, EVP Sustainability, Stora Enso
At Metsä Group, sustainability is an essential part in each step of the value chain – from sustainably managed forests to end-users. We are happy to participate in the WWF Index again as part of our transparent communication on our sustainability performance which is valued by our customers and other stakeholders.
Michael Ristaniemi, VP, Sustainability, Metsä Group
Participating in the WWF-EPCI gives international recognition to our environment friendly practices and is integral to our Triple Bottom Line Approach.
SN Venkataraman, Divisional Head of Marketing, ITC – Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division